Lychee Calabash 2.5″H x 9″D by Craig Mason $260
About the Artist
Craig Mason is a Hawai‘i Woodturner who learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age. Woodturning was introduced to him when he was a teenager in woodshop class. He put all his prior interests on hold for several decades while he finished school. Craig Mason also served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. From years working with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning and carving . The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form to carve.
Lychee wood is a form of hardwood which as its name sounds is derived from the lychee tree which is evergreen. It is the only member of the Litchi genus which is in the soapberry family. It is a premium solid wood that has great rot resistance. Lychee wood has a bark that looks grey-black, with the branches being a reddish brown. They measure at 12.5-20cm or 4.9-7.9 inches long.
The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipment.